Avant Garde Project starts here.
See "Notes" below for caveats.
This is the Internet Archive home of the Avant Garde Project, known by audiophiles the world over as AGP.
The Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic
music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively
inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today.
The Internet Archive AGP is up to agp_182 at this time, though there are 'twixters (agp3web "Three Works by Earle Brown" and agpmmis "Mechanical Musical Instruments Supplemental)," the additional renamed (uploader's error or other oddities' requiring the addition of underscores) agp_05, agp_59, agp_63, and agp_93, and lastly, a few deletions due to commercial releases.
The "plaid pill" pages (archive.htm "Archive" and index.htm "Home)" are loadable (and hopefully laudable) but under construction (meaning most subpages don't exist yet). Archive.htm subpages agp04.htm "Jacob Druckman," agp05.htm "Philippe Mion," agp06.htm "Morton Subotnick" are the only ones working at this time. Bookmark and stay tuned!
November 20, 2019 Subject:
So happy to see AGP hosted. Bravo!
About 13 years ago, when I was a junior in high school, I came across the Avant Garde Project - being interested in experimental music and creating corny/odd films, my friends and I came to really love and appreciate the collection.
When it was going away, I made a flailing effort to preserve what I could, but was not able to for more than a few years.
The creator of the Avant Garde Project is long time Internet Archive contributor loudav, not I. As to agp04's being the starting point, the reason is that the material of agp01 through agp03 has been commercially released.
May 2, 2019 Subject:
It feels like such a gift to have this amazing bounty of music available at archive.org, and I profusely thank the archivist for all the work done organizing, ripping/transcoding, scanning, uploading and what not. I've known about this collection for several years and every now and then come back to it to pick out some new treasure to listen to, but haven't until now expressed my gratitude for it.
One question though: Why does the link that states "Avant Garde Project starts here." point to agp04? Ought it not point to agp01?